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by saxophonist_104
(148 posts)
7 years ago

SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!

i have been in the band since

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  1. by saxophonist_104
    (148 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

    more info on me: I have three close friends in band (two on clarinet, one on flute), and (hopefully) I'm going to be drum major next marching season. We don't mind concert season, but we REALLY love marching season. I especially LOVE pulling out my B7 mouhtpiece that's been in storage all concert season and blasting away the front row. I really hate it when no progress is made because of all the wimpy, whiny people who never show up for practice, make up excuses for everything, and NEVER STAND STILL WHEN WE'RE AT ATTENTION!!! So that's one of the first things I'm set on fixing when (&if) I'm drum major. Oh & BTW, I HATE egotistical trumpet players. I'm cool w/ some of them, just not the OBNOXIOUS, EGO-TRIPPED, HAS-TO-COME-UP-FROM-BEHIND-AND-PLAY-GODFORSAKENLY-LOUD-IN-YOUR-EAR-JUST-TO-PROVE-THEY-CAN trumpet players. who knows what I mean?!?!?!

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    1. by cuber
      (653 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

      want to know why some people dont like marching? where is it ever going to get you? unless you go into a military band, its completely usless

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      1. by saxophonist_104
        (148 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

        sry. i guess i got a little carried away. it's just that in the past, our band has been put down so many times and i don't like seeing it. that's why i'm so intent on fixing our band my senior year before i leave.

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        1. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          i didn't realize you don't care for marching band. sry if i offended anyone else...

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        2. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          just my opinion

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        3. by JBTSAX
          (364 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          The fact is that being a part of a poor high school marching band can be a worthwhile experience. It teaches you humility. : ) John

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        4. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          true. it also teaches you not to overcompensate for the missing instruments in the group (french horn, tenor sax, bari sax, piccolo etc.)

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        5. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          My, my, my!! I haven't been here for a while. I'm a senior in high school, and most of the people in our marching band and bandfront kind of want to be there, while about 20-30 of us want to be there. Our marching band with all the "bells and whistles" is around 150-175. I get sick of marching band after the first football game that I can't feel my fingers at. When that happens, I'm really in the mood for concert season (I GET TO PLAY BARI!!).

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        6. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          bari is fun as hell... when you play the alto part

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        7. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          i guess my favorite part is the friday night football games. especially when i play my big, bad solo on "Bad to the Bone".

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        8. by CountSpatula
          (602 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          Your band is less than 20 people?? That's like the size of our saxophone section...

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        9. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          I play alto parts that go up to high D....on bari.

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        10. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          its just high D

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        11. by west
          (242 posts)

          7 years ago

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          My band has about 50 people in it, and I'd say maybe 15 of us really want to be there and care about what happens to the group. It is frustrating! I like marching season, but I don't love it. I like performing a show incredibly well and then getting that feeling of acclompishment, but with practices and everything, it takes up so much time. I prefer concert season, when we can sit down as a group and truly create some music. PLus, I also get to play the Bari in concert season. Our band is not very appreciated at our school and that saddens me, but what are you going to do.

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        12. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          similar to our school, but our director is unable to pick decent music, and is unable to direct in anything but 4

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        13. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          Couldn't agree with you more, west. I find it frustrating when me and like 2 other people want to be there. Unfortuneately, I cannot say I feel the same accomplishment after coming off of the field. Not for long, anyways because the other school's band makes us look like we were sleep-walking! I have never seen our band, in all the years even before I joined, outdo the other school's band. It's because our school doesn't give a shit about our band as long as our football players make it to state. Oh, and it's considered taboo to be a band geek at our school. And yes, count, our band was less than 20 people this past year. That was because we had so many non-caring people fail their classes taking us from 27(ish) to

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        14. by west
          (242 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          What is nice is that our band went to finals this year, and almost every sports team at our school went to CIF, except our football team which was only one win away. It is a good year to be an ELMO student.

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        15. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          what's CIF? Our band (in the history I've known it) has never advanced. lol to being an ELMO student! ;)

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        16. by west
          (242 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          CIF is like a finals or championchips (Championships ?) for the sports teams.

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      2. by azurealto
        (79 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

        i'm in a little band with my friend shawn (electric guitar) me, (alto sax) and sometimes my uncle (piano) we have recored about 6 songs so far, but there'll be more soon.

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      3. by Tranesyadaddy
        (279 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

        If some jock called me a geek then expected me to turn up and play at his football game I'd tell him to get rooted.

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        1. by saxophonist_104
          (148 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

          i don't really care if they call me a geek, as long as they don't do anything about it. but i agree. i hate stuck-up preps!

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          1. by cuber
            (653 posts)

            7 years ago

            Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

            the total IQ of the entire football team is about 7, so its funny as hell when they try to talk, the the preps are just f___ing annoying

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            1. by CountSpatula
              (602 posts)

              7 years ago

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              *cough* nerds... ;)

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            2. by west
              (242 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              hehe I'm bigger than half the guys on the football team, so they don't bother me. If they did, I'd just punch them in the throat and end all controversey there. lol

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            3. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              i would go for the adam's apple if i was on my own, but i just let my boyfriend take care of them for me!

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            4. by cuber
              (653 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              if you get the throat, they cant breath

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            5. by CountSpatula
              (602 posts)

              7 years ago

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              *Ahem* Violent...band nerds... :)

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            6. by west
              (242 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              That is the point, cuber. I take joy in that.

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            7. by cuber
              (653 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              if you think thats violent, you should see what happens when they touch my horn, and thats just the horn i use for marching

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            8. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              no other violence can compare like when a stupid prep crosses the line.

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            9. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              c'mon count, ya gotta admit that the football players can be a bit rude at times! at least they are where i'm from!

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            10. by cuber
              (653 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              yea, but its not as if they are smart, so its not exactally hard to confuse them

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            11. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              ROFLMAO! That's why they are the modern gladiators of the modern-day colusseum(spelling??) and we are the sophisticated ones sitting in the stands against our wills orchestrating their meaningless shows of strength with our musical talents.

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            12. by CountSpatula
              (602 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              Well they can be, but I have really good friends that are playing football. And it's always nice to have someone 3x my size has my back hahaha.

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            13. by cuber
              (653 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              personally i dont find a bunch of people running around during a 'roid rage entertaining, but thats just me

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            14. by saxjunkie89
              (393 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              After being 2nd place in the state for two years, and the band tagging along to every game, some of our football players came to our Christmas and Spring concerts. One of the offensive linemen was co-saludatorian.

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            15. by west
              (242 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              It's nice that they went.

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            16. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: SAXOPHONIST BAND GEEKS UNITE!!!

              now if only the cheerleaders would come too...

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            17. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: Bye for the summer!

              hey gang! seeing as how my parents don't know about my alter-ego as "saxophonist_104", it's not too safe for me to post while i'm at home over the summer. i'll miss you guys! post next August! (or so . . . ) Saxes forever! J (one-charachter symbol for a sax)

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            18. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Bye for the summer!

              I'M BAAAACK! ;) after a couple months of helping my sis move into her new house, starting a band and having it fall apart in less than a month, and having hardly any time to myself, im more than elated to be back in band camp! band will be a whole new challenge; the first practice yielded THREE band members showing up. i kid you not. 3. it hasn't looked much better since the first one. tuesday's parctice was cancelled because of tropical storm edouard (even though nothing happened). wednesday: people showed up for the 2:00-4:30 (music practice), but it rained before 6:00, so 6 showed for marching lessons. today: few people showed for music. idk about marching this evening.

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            19. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Bye for the summer!

              oh ya, i will be drum major, but b/c our band is so small, i'll have the same uniform as everyone else, and i'll just yell "BAND, 'TEN-HUT!" and "MARK TIME, MARK UP!" i was really wanting a different uniform so my boyfriend could spot me easier. but that wouldn't matter either, b/c they redistricted and the school he's from isn't in our district anymore. :(

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            20. by cuber
              (653 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Bye for the summer!

              futility marching band... dont get me started

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            21. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Bye for the summer!

              I won't! ;-)

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